Contact(s): Lauren Finch, DNR Natural Resources Educator, 715-463-2739
GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Make the most out of summer and head to Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area in July for a number of family-friendly events.
Families are offered a chance to discover wildlife through stories, songs, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and snacks. Little Wildlifers is a free, no-registration, no obligation program that encourages families to get out an enjoy nature. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather - this event is for participants ages 2-8.
Join us at the Visitor Center for a presentation by Kevin Hoyt of the Forts Folle Avoine. Learn about the history of trapping in our area and how it differs from trapping today! Also learn about the fur trade industry and the companies that were once in Burnett County.
Experience wildlife in a new way and join us at for a series of evening hikes during the summer months! Each hike will be in a different area of the property, and will be no longer than 1-2 miles in length. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
As a group, participants will learn how to identify different birds, get hints for bird watching on Crex Meadows, and come together to share recent sightings! Meet at the Visitor Center and carpool through the wildlife area.
Begin at the Visitor Center with a brief presentation on Wolf Ecology and Surveys. We will then howl in one or more special locations on Crex Meadows, listening for wolf response. Pre-registration required. Space is limited to 25 participants - this event is for participants 8 years of age and older.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to kayak? Here is your chance! Crex is offering a two day course for kids to learn the basics of kayaking, and have the chance to paddle around Upper North Fork Flowage. Pre-registration required by July 9th. Cost: $25/ person or bring your own equipment. Life jackets are required - this event is for participants over the age of 11.
This wildlife day camp will bring new adventures each day as children explore the wetlands, woods, and prairies of Crex. Recommended to bring: mosquito and tick repellant, close-toed shoes, water bottle, rain jacket. Pre-registration required - this event is for participants ages 8-12.
For more information, contact Lauren Finch, DNR Natural Resources Educator, at 715-463-2739. Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area is located at 102 East Crex Ave., Grantsburg, Wis.
Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Crex. For more information, visit www.crexmeadows.org [EXIT DNR] or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Please report your Crex wildlife observations via email: firstname.lastname@example.org